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Posted Aug 7, '12 at 2:40am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,020 posts

A thread like this may already have been made...but I don't see it so I thought I'd make one. Just a simple question...what is your religion? And why so?

Also..please try to keep arguments very limited. I'm not looking to start flame wars here..I am just interested in hearing about why people believe in what they do.

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 2:47am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,020 posts

My religion is Agnostic Theism...which means I believe there is a Superior being...I just admit that I do not know what it is.

My reason for being Agnostic Theistic is because I do believe there is something larger than us basically running things (whether it be Karma, Iahova, Multiple gods, etc), but I really can't bring myself to declare that a certain being is "The One".

Also, I believe that whatever it is watching over things really, in the grand scheme of things, wants us to just be good people, instead of follow specific guidelines (Like the Bible, Quran, etc). I like to believe that as long as you are a generally good person then you will have a good afterlife (no matter what religion you believe in or what god you pray to), unlike believing you HAVE to be this good or you HAVE to only listen to us.

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 2:53am

loco5

loco5

1,289 posts

wasn't/isn't there a thread like this?

anywho, Pastafarian here, may his noodly appendage touch you all, Ramen.

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 4:28am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,783 posts

Knight

I like to believe that as long as you are a generally good person then you will have a good afterlife (no matter what religion you believe in or what god you pray to), unlike believing you HAVE to be this good or you HAVE to only listen to us.

No guidelines, ok. But you still think there's a conditional 'good' and 'bad' which will separate people in 'good' and 'bad' afterlives on the whim of said entity.

Why not an entity that wants people to be good, but still reserves the same afterlife to everyone, if it reserves an afterlife at all? Or an entity that doesn't really care?

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 5:49am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,020 posts

Why not an entity that wants people to be good, but still reserves the same afterlife to everyone, if it reserves an afterlife at all? Or an entity that doesn't really care?

For me...I prefer to keep the belief of a good afterlife for the good and a bad afterlife for the bad, to keep people from just being general ******** and then getting rewarded.

Now I believe I should explain a bit more on the details of what I believe, as so I can pre-answer any questions that may arise. I personally prefer to believe that there is a good afterlife (for the good) and a bad afterlife (for the bad), for the same reasons as other religions (so that people have more of a reason to be a better person). I also believe, however, that time spent in the "bad" afterlife is not permanent. What I mean by this is that I personally believe that the time a person spends in the bad afterlife reflects what they did to go there in the first place. So doing one thing makes you spend so many years in it...while another could make you spend more or less

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 6:14am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,783 posts

Knight

What I meant was, why should the afterlife be good or bad, when you can have a single afterlife that, well, just is. That way the 'bad' don't get rewarded and the 'good' don't appear hypocritic. Something like what the ancient Greeks called Hades, not unlike the modern popular notion of limbo I guess. Sure they had Tartarus but that is reserved for those who offended the gods^^...

Personally I don't possess a belief in any deity, afterlife or souls. That doesn't hinder me from being what I consider reasonably 'good', and it seems to me that feeling of good and bad is what you personalize into an entity, although it comes from you (just a remark, no attack or offense meant).

But it's always nice to see people who don't discriminate others only because their prayers sounds different ;)

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 7:49am

zakyman

zakyman

1,588 posts

Sure they had Tartarus but that is reserved for those who offended the gods^^...

Don't forget, they also had the Elysium Fields for the heroes.

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 10:02am

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

For me...I prefer to keep the belief of a good afterlife for the good and a bad afterlife for the bad, to keep people from just being general ******** and then getting rewarded.

Now I believe I should explain a bit more on the details of what I believe, as so I can pre-answer any questions that may arise. I personally prefer to believe that there is a good afterlife (for the good) and a bad afterlife (for the bad), for the same reasons as other religions (so that people have more of a reason to be a better person). I also believe, however, that time spent in the "bad" afterlife is not permanent. What I mean by this is that I personally believe that the time a person spends in the bad afterlife reflects what they did to go there in the first place. So doing one thing makes you spend so many years in it...while another could make you spend more or less

And you base that on what exactly? Did you just make it up because you want a carrot and stick? What makes you think that is correct?

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 10:25am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,683 posts

Knight

Agnostic-theist, I suppose. I don't follow any religion, but I believe that there may be a higher power. I don't agree with most religions - their traditions and such, but I won't condemn them for what they do. I just don't perceive god how they do.

 

Posted Aug 7, '12 at 10:50am

TheZanmato

TheZanmato

112 posts

I'm like GhostOfMatrix - I don't follow any religion :D

 
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